Album: Peace, Love & Harmony in the Midst of Ch... (2017)

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Song: One Step Ahead of Your Blue Clan

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I was born in Huntsville, Alabama but only because that was the nearest hospital to our little Tennessee trailer that we lived in at the time. My father was still in college and so was my mother. My dad wanted to be a biologist, but instead landed a job working for Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. when I was about 4 years old. I was raised up in D.C. and lived there for 25 years. We were a lower middle class family for most of that time. My father was a professional staff member for the Rules Committee at the Capitol and that didn't pay as much as many would assume. So, we bounced around the D.C. area living in places like Alexandria, Centreville, and Falls Church, Virginia. Spent most of that time in Centreville, Virginia. I picked up my first cassette, yes a cassette not a CD, around the age of 6 yrs old. It was a Emerson, Lake & Palmer album and I listened to it over and over. I use to dig in my father's drawers looking for music and would pop in whatever I could find. I ended up listening to Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Led Zeppelin, Prince. Just whatever I could find in his collection. So, my interest in music began at a young age compared to most. I would literally go to bed listening to music with headphones on when I was that age. Music was in my veins and has been ever since. As I got older, around the age of 11 bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Radiohead & many others began blossoming. I wasn't a fan of hair metal, so these bands offered something different and it was something I liked. Up till this point I had indulged in Classic Rock. Bands like the Doors, CCR, Beatles, Johnny Cash, and a little bit of punk rock. We had a punk rock scene in D.C. Henry Rollins was from our city and Bad Brains as well. I listened to other punk bands like Dead Kennedy's and GG Allin. Around 14 years old I got my first guitar. It was a acoustic guitar my father got me for either my birthday or Christmas. I think it was my birthday though. I never took lessons, I just bought a big poster with guitar chords and would sit there everyday learning them. I use to have to walk everywhere and remember coming up with songs in my head, but never had the means to record them and they would just fade away within a day. By the time I was 18 yrs old I landed myself in jail for the first of many times to come. Playing guitar had long been something I was doing, but drinking and partying was my new favorite thing. I never really got into any big trouble, but I've had my fair share of time in the jails. About 5 years ago I decided to clean up my act and start writing music. I bought some software, new equipment and began recording. I never thought it would get me anywhere, I was just doing it for fun really. Then people began to respond to what I would write. People really liked my music and it inspired me to continue and to be better. So, I'm still on that road. Trying to be a better artist than I was yesterday and I will continue down this road for as long as it takes me.